Google play music icon with an arrow pointing to Youtube Music’s logo with the Spotify logo being revealed behind it
Google play music icon with an arrow pointing to Youtube Music’s logo with the Spotify logo being revealed behind it

What a simple UI redesign signifies in the race for streaming services to become the best Spotify impersonator and Spotify’s race to become as Spotify as possible.

Now Youtube Music isn’t a hot button topic in the music industry, especially while artists around the world are protesting outside of Spotify’s offices; however, Google’s relatively recent rebrand and redesign of their music streaming service, previously called Google Play, brings to light something depressing about all these platforms beyond their royalties per stream. I know this may sound very niche, as according to statista.com youtube only holds 6% of music streaming subscribers compared to Spotify’s major share of 35%, but bear with me as all the mainstream music streaming platforms (youtube music is pretty underground you probably haven’t heard…

Brad Davis

A programmer and musician interested in the world of design, art, technology, and everything in between.

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